Epidemic: Covid

Boaheng, I. 2021

‘The impact of the covid-19 pandemic on Akan dying, death and mourning rites’ African Journal of Culture, History, Religion and Traditions, 4:1, 15-28.

Entress, R., Tyler, J. & Abdul‐Akeem, S. 2020

‘Managing mass fatalities during COVID‐19: lessons for promoting community resilience during global pandemics’, Public Administration Review, 80:5, 856-861.

Go, M. & Docot, D. 2021

‘Fire and fear: Rapid cremations in the Philippines amidst COVID-19’, Forensic Science International: Synergy 3.

Gotved, S., Gould, H. & Klastrup, L. 2022

‘Covid-19 and the mediatization of the funeral industry in Australia and Denmark’, MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, 38:73, 100-121.

Islam, F 2022

‘Pandemic-induced deathscapes: end-of-life, funerary and bereavement challenges for British-Bangladeshi Muslims’, Social & Cultural Geography, DOI.

Klaufus, C. & Weegels, J. 2022

From prison to pit: trajectories of a dispensible population in Latin America’, Mortality, 27:4, 410-425.

Ugwu, S. and Nwankwo, B.E. 2020

Modern funeral rites during COVID-19 pandemic’, Nigerian Journal of Social Psychology 3.1.

Zavattaro, S. 2020

‘“We’ve cared for the dead since we started caring”: COVID-19 and our relationship to public and private healthcare’, Public Administration Review, Jul/Aug, 701-705.


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